The Athlete Within You: A Mental Approach to Sports and Business

The Athlete Within You: A Mental Approach to Sports and Business

by Mike Margolies

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Overview

When it comes to being successful how well are you playing the Game within the Game? Want to be a World-Class Athlete in your business and personal pursuits? The same core principles (e.g. Motivation, Confidence, Relaxation, Visualization) that make stars of committed athletes, apply to developing true business acumen and success.
Do you understand the difference between external and internal motivation?
Do you know how to apply the right kind of focus to achieve goals?
Do you have what it takes to stay the course in the tough spots and in the 11th hour?
Ultimately, if we are too succeed with more control and under stress, we must learn that it is more important to be able to push our own button, than to rely on others to do it for us. Mental self-mastery has been the focus of Mike Margolies work as a coach, counselor, teacher, trainer, sport psychology and performance consultant for over 30 years.
Athletes from professional football to elite level figure skating and every sport in between have been seeking out Mike Margolies as the Sport Psychology and Performance Consultant he is for over three decades for his expertise in helping them become masters of the mental game. He was training professional and elite athletes before he was twenty-two and has helped guide many to world championships and even the Superbowl. In the last 35 years, Mike has coached almost 2000 athletes, taught at four Universities and completed research at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
"By finding the inner athlete in all of us, whether we're on the field or court, on the mountain, in the water, or simply in the boardroom, Mike challenges athletes, sports enthusiasts and entrepreneurs alike to find their inner game and strive for their personal best. Knowledge, teamwork, focus, and determination, are definitely what it takes to compete in today's rapidly evolving business climate. Survival of the fittest is the mantra for best business practices as well as athletes.
Steven Kinsbursky, President Kinsbursky Brothers Inc."
Beyond working with high-level athletes, Mike has helped nationally recognized companies build great sales and project teams with the help of the same types of strategies he has used in working with sports teams.
"The Athlete within You" is for all of the athletes and businesses out there working to achieve more, by using psychological skills training for success. Mastering the Mental Game is what it takes and what this book is all about. Mike Margolies can be found at www.themental-game.com, Twitter @TheMentalGame and on Facebook.

Edited by: Deborah Drake
Cover by: Jon Knight

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615507989
Publisher: Headwaters Publications
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Athletes from all over the country have been seeking out Mike Margolies for close to 35 years for his expertise in helping them live up to their potential. He has worked with athletes from professional football to elite level figure skating and every sport in between. They have sought his counsel and unique teaching style to learn about the game within the game, or what sport psychology and mental training can do to help them become the athlete they want to be. He is a former athlete that when he retired from high level competition knew there had to be more than just natural talent and fitness to make athletes successful. He was training professional and elite athletes before he was twenty-two and has helped guide many to world championships and even the Superbowl. One national champion recently called him after thirty years to thank him again for his help. Mike founded Sport Psychology Consultants in 1983 and has helped almost 2000 athletes over the years. Mike has taught at four Universities and completed research at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Mike's passion today is working with high school and college age athletes giving them the mental edge. The quest is not just to get to the Olympics or become a professional athlete. It starts with learning to be the best you can be. Professional sports or the World Championships are only in reach when you are fulfilling your own destiny. When you are the best that you can be, your level of life satisfaction and happiness will lead you to success, and if that is in the competitive arena, then there is little that can hold you back. He feels it is not his position to inspire or motivate athletes to perform to their potential, rather to help them find what it is that will inspire and motivate them from within. You must learn that it is more important to be able to push your own button, than to rely on others to do it for you.
Mike's work with teams over the years has enabled him to bring his experiences to the corporate world. He has helped nationally recognized companies build great sales and project teams with the help of the same types of strategies he has used in working with sports teams. He is currently working with Rat City Rollergirls, Seattle's premiere all-female, flat-track roller derby league, and he is helping families of promising young athletes find the right coaching and training their children need to succeed in school and on the playing field.

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